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    Re: ear buds

    I've been using ear buds for work. I wonder if I should switch to ear phones instead? If there's any background noise in my house, I tend to turn up the volume pretty loud, and of course I listen to loud music a lot too. I'm probably going to be deaf soon. At least it won't affect me here.

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    Re: ear buds

    what?


    WHAT??!!
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    Re: ear buds

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I've been using ear buds for work. I wonder if I should switch to ear phones instead? If there's any background noise in my house, I tend to turn up the volume pretty loud, and of course I listen to loud music a lot too. I'm probably going to be deaf soon. At least it won't affect me here.
    I'd say get what's enjoyable, and of course, what's in the budget.

    When I made my "step up" to better stuff, it wasn't to IEM, but rather to larger headphones. On the first point IEMs were much more expensive for my wee budget.


    On the second point, I didn't like the feeling of the flanges going deep in my ear. Granted the sound was cool, but it just felt...not for me. Now, I spent about 50-60 bucks on some headphones from Sennheisier, going for the recommended starter cans (which at the time were the HD-497) but contemplated going with the Grado SR60. Either way, it was good stuff.





    Of course, once I got started, I couldn't stop. And it got more expensive.

    The Sennheiser HD-600 that was the second headphone I posted earlier in the thread...and these beauties. Paired with a full desktop headphone amplifier as well, naturally.

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    Re: ear buds

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I resent any and all public officials telling me what is in my best interest. The same people who tell us not to smoke, drink or take drugs quite happily send us marching off to war.
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    Re: ear buds

    I never heard of ear buds before this but I do wear ear muffs with a built in radio when I work in my sawmill. Sometimes I have the music so loud I wonder if I am doing more damage with the ear protection than I would get from the sawmill noise itself

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    Re: ear buds

    I like the intent of the idea but think a better solution would be having the manufacturers make safe products where its not legal to sell audio devices that exceed safe decibel levels without having to jump through hoops first. Smart phones, etc. can be engineered to know when the headphone jack is being used and automatically limit the maximum decibel output, shut off the music and display a warning that can only be over ridden by entering a password indicating the hearer agrees to go deaf in order to blast Beyonce at the loudest possible setting and/or require a parental pass-code to exceed a safe hearing level. Some people already suffer from congenital hearing difficulties and require a louder setting while others use the headphone port to plug their device into other equipment for more complex multi-media applications so an override option is a good idea too. And one real quick tangent: getting good ideas patented is way to complicated and expensive in the country; I just made Apple a few million dollars!

    I know of a case where a 14 year old kid has suffered such severe hearing loss due to his mp3 player that his doctor says he now has the hearing of of a 65 year old man.
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    Re: ear buds

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Funny that you should mention ignorance of the law

    Bloomberg isn't proposing any new laws concerning ear buds. He's only running a campaign to warn people of the risks associated with listening to loud music on earbuds
    Excellent use of the taxpayer money.

    Because their mothers/grandmothers didn't already tell them this at some point in their life.

    For every person who "jokes" about going deaf listening to loud music....... guess what.... they are already "aware"
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    Re: ear buds

    Where's the information campaign to protect New Yorkers from Bloomberg? Repeated and continued exposure to loud noises can damage your hearing. Duh. Repeated and continued exposure to controlling politicians can cost you your freedom.

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    Re: ear buds

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    I know of a case where a 14 year old kid has suffered such severe hearing loss due to his mp3 player that his doctor says he now has the hearing of of a 65 year old man.
    I heard that.

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    Re: ear buds

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
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